Is there anything you can do to prevent shoplifting? Of course there is! No matter what type of retailer you are, no matter the product you sell and no matter how small your business may be, there is definitely a solution to any type of theft problem you are having. And if you think you don’t have a theft problem, I can assure you that you do.
Take for instance, baseball mitts. When you think of baseball mitts, do you really think of this as being a high shrink item? Probably not. In my world it is, though. I worked for a company that carried some of the most expensive baseball mitts you could imagine. My job was to make sure they didn’t walk off… or didn’t walk off easily.
Mitts are difficult to secure. You can’t very well strap an Alpha Spider Wrap around them, or jab a hard tag through the leather. You also needed to still allow the customer to feel, touch and try on the glove. It’s a balancing act for sure. For quite a few years, we deployed Alpha 2 alarm tags through the webbing. The cable allowed for ease of use and it didn’t interfere with the customer’s experience. The problem was we would find defeated tags pretty often. The determined thief would simply cut the cable, then steal the glove.
We needed something that accomplished the same goals, but alarmed if the tag was tampered with, or the cable was cut. The Alpha 3 Alarm gave us those benefits, all while keeping with our commitment to our customers. Thieves still target our gloves occasionally though. The only difference is when they cut the tag, it’s pretty easy to identify the shoplifter. They’re the ones with the incredibly surprised look on their face as they try to discard the screeching security device!!
For more information, contact us: Prevent Shoplifting, or call 1.770.426.0547